I’m better at the expository writing than I am at the news reporting, but I came across something in my random web searching that I felt should be passed on: A hacker group has stolen code from Symantec. Symantec is best known for their Norton […]
On January 20th we reported the closing down of massively popular file sharing site MegaUpload by US Federal authorities – you can read that full story HERE. Repercussions within the industry were almost immediate with many similar file sharing sites subsequently removing all content which
According to Dante D’Orazio at The Verge, the SlingPlayer app for the Kindle Fire will be available tomorrow for $29.95. Read his hands-on review. We have been watching for this app since my husband got a Kindle Fire when they came out in November. According
After so-called disappointing earnings and revenue last quarter, Apple has pretty much blown the numbers out of the water for Tim Cook’s first quarter as CEO. Its growth is rather staggering, especially given the competition from Android devices on both the smartphone and tablet fronts.
Shortly after news of SOPA’s expected demise began circulating, the Feds have closed down MegaUpload, one of the World’s largest and most popular file sharing sites. The site’s founder (Kim Dotcom) and three others were arrested by police in New Zealand at the request of
Apple held their much-anticipated education event today in New York City. They are targeting the K-12 market with a couple of initiatives. The first initiative is iBooks 2, where textbooks will now be available alongside the rest of Apple’s ebook offerings. They have partnered
If you haven’t yet heard of SOPA, where the heck have you been hiding! Seriously, SOPA has been headline news for months, the proposed U.S. bill labeled the Stop Online Piracy Act (and shortened to SOPA) was a desperate attempt by the media industry to
Our friends over at FreewareBB have uncovered a devious plot by developers unknown to promote Clipboard replacement software. The software is available under four different titles (that we are currently aware of) and being publicized and distributed via 4 different sites – but they are
At your fingertips! unless you are in China or Iran! (Or the USA?) Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. – Jimmy Donal “Jimbo” Wales Laws are like sausages —
According to Macworld, Apple has announced an education-related event for later this month. This is not unexpected as it had been widely speculated that such an event would occur. The event will take place on January 19th at 10:00 AM EST at the Solomon R.
A Colorado District Court judge is currently deliberating whether or not an order should be issued to compel a defendant into revealing her password so encrypted data on her laptop can be accessed and investigated. The defendant is accused of committing financial fraud and access
On January 9th, 2007, Steve Jobs announced the iPhone at the Macworld keynote address. At the time, it was arguably a truly revolutionary product. While BlackBerry and Palm offered their own ‘smartphones’, nothing could compare to the aesthetics, features and ease of use of the
In terms of computer technology, web standards and software advances, 2011 has certainly been a year to remember. All year it has been a matter of ‘what’s going to happen next week’ never mind ‘next year’. Now, as 2011 draws to an end, I’ve been